Bert Sanger

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Bert Sanger
Herbert  Sanger
Photograph of Bert Sanger being held in the Trunk of Tiny the elephant.
Personal details
Country United Kingdom

Title elephant trainer -1916
Location at Circus Sanger in United Kingdom

Biography details

Herbert Sanger , circus elephant trainer in United Kingdom

Born 1883-04-15 in United Kingdom dead 1928-06-04 , son of director 'Lord' John Sanger and assistant director Rebecca Sanger .

Affiliation with 3 elephants

1: Annie ( to 1916) 2: Ida ( to 1916) 3: Tiny ( to 1916)

Herbert Sanger was the grandson of John Sanger, brother of ‘Lord’ George Sanger. Herbert’s father was ‘Lord’ John Sanger and his mother was Rebecca (née Pinder). The eldest son and one of eleven children, Bert went on to perform as Pimpo the clown in ‘Lord’ John Sanger’s Circus. He was the first clown known as Pimpo. Bert married Lillian Ohmy (Smith) in 1916. Bert joined the RAF in the First World War and was wounded on active service. In December 1918 he was in a military hospital in Etaples, in France. Bert is thought to have died in 1928.


Siblings through the father 'Lord' John Sanger (1854 -- 1929-09-00):

  1. Ida Sanger Born 1881-02-01 Dead: † 1977
  2. Maud Sanger Born 1885
  3. Dagmar Sanger Born 1888 Dead: † 1942-04-29
  4. May Sanger Born 1895 Dead: † 1982
  5. Arthur Sanger Born 1898-12-18 Dead: † 1956-06-22
  6. Olman Sanger Born 1898-12-18 Dead: † 1976
  7. John Sanger Born 1887 Dead: † 1965
  8. William Sanger Born 1893-05-14 Dead: † 1984
  9. George Sanger Born 1890-10-20 Dead: † 1975-07-01

Bert Sanger s ancestral Ahnentafel:


Bert Sanger
Born: 1883-04-15

John Sanger

Born: 1854

Paternal Grandfather:
John Sanger

Born: about 1815
Paternal Great-grandfather:
James Sanger
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Sarah Elliott
Paternal Grandmother:
Elizabeth Atkins

Born: 1825
Paternal Great-grandfather::
Thomas Atkins
Paternal Great-grandmother:

Rebecca Pinder

Born: 1850

Maternal Grandfather:
William Pinder

Born: 1828-07-17
Maternal Great-grandfather:
William Pinder
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Elizabeth Clements
Maternal Grandmother:
Rebecca Todd

Born: 1835-03-29
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Maternal Great-grandmother:

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). elephant trainer Herbert Sanger in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories elephant trainer | circus | Circus Sanger | Sanger family | Born 1883 | Dead 1928 | People from United Kingdom

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